Why is Nancy Pelosi Telling America to “Remain Calm” About Obamacare?
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 15% said “We must remain calm when we talk about the health of our country” on MSN’s Meet the Press on Sunday.
You generally only tell people to remain calm when there is reason to panic. Like this scene from “Animal House.”
The truth is there is reason for concern, especially for Democrats who made the same false promise as President Obama to their constituents back home:
[T]he keep-your-coverage pledge was key to some Democrats’ decision to support the Affordable Care Act. For example, when the bill was being debated, New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said, “[A] requirement that I have for supporting a bill is that if you have health coverage that you like you should be able to keep that.” For many Democrats, the keep-your-coverage pledge was not a throwaway line; it was a fundamental part of their case for Obamacare.
Not only do Obamacare supporters have to concern themselves with the implications of their false promise, but they should also worry about the fact that Obamacare simply is not viable.
This will become increasingly clear to Democrats as more and more young people realize how expensive Obamacare makes their lives:
While millions of Americans are watching their individual polices get canceled due to ObamaCare regulations, the new health care rules are also having a major impact on college campuses.
For decades, universities and colleges have offered students bare-bones policies. But because of the Affordable Care Act, those policies no longer cut it – and universities are forced to decide whether to offer significantly higher-cost plans or cancel coverage altogether.
The new rules affect a broad swath of American schools, especially the small ones.
They should also worry about the other facts about Obamacare. The truth is, as Heritage explains, Obamacare will have an adverse effect on virtually every American:
The idea that “only” 3 percent of Americans will end up on the short end of a 2,700-page law remaking the nation’s health care system seems as fanciful as the president’s pledge that those who like their current plan could keep it.